It's hard to imagine life without our iPhones--let alone GPS, apps, an HD camera and a retina display. But before the RAZR, the BlackBerry and even the StarTAC, there was an unlikely phrase that gave rise to the notion that mobile radios will be able to make calls across countries and oceans: Over and out.
The new AT&T commercial is a blatant rip off of Pixar's beloved classic, Finding Nemo. From what we can gather, the little orange ball is AT&T's service (or an iPhone) and all those fish are trying to get to it first (because that's the kind of reaction that iPhone has had). It's all so subtle.
We're just making it up as we watch it. Anyway, check out the commercial (after the cut) and tell us if you can decipher its meaning. On the plus side, it's pretty to look at.
It didn’t take long for the vultures to circle: Apple’s hot new iPhone 4 has barely been in most customers’ hands for a week, and already a trio of class-action complaints have been filed against the company over reception issues.
If you need further proof that the iPhone 4 is the most popular out of the four generations thus far, look no further than to the photo above. That’s not folks sitting outside an AT&T store in Loganville, Georgia from last week -- it’s from early Tuesday morning, as folks are lining up yet again as AT&T gets their new stock.
Now that the dust is settling on Apple’s iPhone 4 launch, all that’s left to do for customers is to enjoy their new handset (or keep waiting for it, if they weren’t fortunate enough to grab one this week). But the work for analysts has just begun, as they start picking apart sales estimates and surveys to pore over every last bit of minutiae.
In case you've been considering steering clear of the iPhone 4, you might want to take a look at this: a comparison chart detailing the differences between each of the latest and greatest smart phones. The graphic depicts the differences between AT&T's iPhone 4, Verizon's Droid Incredible (manufactured by HTC), Sprint's HTC Evo 4G and Google's Nexus One (also manufactured by HTC, and available to use on T-Mobile or AT&T).
So far, iPhone 4 is in the lead with the highest memory capacity, though the other three Android phones can be expanded up to 32GB. Additionally, the iPhone 4 also wins in the categories battery life, screen size and number of applications available in the native iTunes App Store.
Although it’s not widely publicized, one advantage to having an AT&T FamilyTalk Plan is that you can use another line’s eligibility to upgrade your own handset. How this works is fairly straightforward, but the release of the iPhone 4 has introduced a few new wrinkles that you might want to be aware of before you take the plunge.
Apple really seems to know how to time their roll outs and their upgrades to keep interest at the maximum peak. First there was the iPad, then the announcement of what was then called iPhone OS 4.0, then all the "leaks" of the fourth generation iPhone, then the iPhone 4 along with iOS 4 and Safari 5.0 and the new Mac Minis and new MacBooks and Apple TV and and and there's just no end to it, is there? And as of next week, the brand new mobile operating system will be in everyone's hands for real and honest and – guess what? – we'll all be buzzing about that for weeks on end. Yeah, Apple's really got the whole release cycle down pat.
Meanwhile, here's the latest and the greatest from what's buzzing around the Mac|Life crew.
Not that it probably comes as much of a surprise, but it may be worth noting in case it's a game changer for those who were hoping for an eventual iPhone on Verizon, regardless of when that day comes. Verizon is looking to follow AT&T's suit, and eliminate unlimited data. The potential move is being planned as they move to their 4G network this year.